Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Earth Clinic's Remedies
- Ice Cream, Flu Symptoms and Sinus Infections
- Pain Reliever and Sinus Medication Link
- Air Conditioners and Sinus Infections
- Ajwai Seeds
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Neti Pot
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Oregano Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Sinus Rinse
- Baby Shampoo
- Baking Soda and Salt Water
- Betadine and Hydrogen Peroxide Sinus Rinse
- Black Mold
- Boiled Onion, Salt, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cayenne Snorting
- Cinnamon, Clove and Oregano Oils
- Coconut Oil
- Cod Liver Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Colloidal Silver, Ascorbic Acid, Black Elderberry Syrup
- Cream of Tartar
- Dental Care
- Dietary Changes
- Egg Whites
- Eucalyptus Oil
- Fennel, Flaxseed and Fenugreek
- Flip-Turn Sinus Rinse Method
- Garlic, Oregano, Cayenne
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Oil Pulling
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Sea Salt
- H2O2, GSE, Sea Salt Rinse
- Hemp Seeds
- Homemade Xylitol Nasal Spray
- Homeopathic Remedies
- Hot Shower
- Hot Showers, Hot Tea, Chicken Soup
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Salt and Baking Soda
- Ice Packs
- Improve Air Quality, Nasal Irrigation
- Lactose Intolerance
- Light Bulb Therapy
- Low Grade Sinus Infection Remedies
- Measure Your Ph
- Multiple Remedies
- Nasal Spray With Salt, Oregano Oil and ACV
- Neti Pot
- Neti Pot With Saline and Apple Cider Vinegar
- Nose Blowing
- Oil Pulling
- Olbas Oil
- Olive Leaf
- Onion and Carrot Juice
- Oregano Oil
- Organic Tomato Juice
- Probiotic Drink
- Quercetin, Bromelain
- Red Dye
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Reishi, Cayenne, Oregano Oil, Garlic
- Remedies Needed
- Riboflavin, B2
- Saline Rinse
- Sniff Warm Water
- Spleen Connection to Sinus Infections
- Steaming With Apple Cider Vinegar
- Steaming With H2O2 and Salt
- Steaming With Oregano
- Steaming With Sea Salt
- Tea Tree Oil, Mucinex
- Ted's Remedies
- Tomato Tea
- Unpetroleum Jelly
- Website Comments
- White Grape Vinegar
- Wild Indigo Extract
- Xylitol and Sea Salt Sinus Rinse, Spirulina
[YEA] 02/05/2013: Gary from Arvada, Co: "Hydrogen Peroxide for Sinus Infections: I looked at this web page out of curiosity as I have my 1st sinus infection in 12 years. Curious because when I was a teen I had them all the time. I one day got so tired of living..."
Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
|Apple Cider Vinegar||211 YEAS|
|Saline Rinse||50 YEAS|
|Cayenne Snorting||26 YEAS|
|Hydrogen Peroxide and Sea Salt||22 YEAS|
|Hydrogen Peroxide||17 YEAS|
|Grapefruit Seed Extract||16 YEAS|
|Neti Pot||15 YEAS|
|Steaming With Apple Cider Vinegar||12 YEAS|
|Oregano Oil||10 YEAS|
|Oil Pulling||9 YEAS|
|Colloidal Silver||7 YEAS|
|Multiple Remedies||6 YEAS|
|Dietary Changes||5 YEAS|
[YEA] 03/25/2007: Laura from Westminster, Vermont: "I'm surprised that you have no mention of horseradish on your website. I used to take antibiotics at least once a year for sinus infections until 12 years ago when my naturopathic doctor recommended horseradish. Since then, I have had no problems if I eat a lot of horeradish (usually about a jar a day) at the first sign of infection. Until now, that is. I have developed a sinus infection and the horseradish I just brought home from the grocery store is not strong enough. So, I am going to try some of the other things listed here, at least until I can get my hands on some stronger horseradish."
[YEA] 08/04/2011: Patrick from East Storudsburg, Pa: "Ok, I'm going to share this in hopes it helps somone, the hot shower for sinus infections is the key:
As hot as u can stand it on your face and forehead, then I suggest not blowing your nose at all, instead imediatly after getting of the shower take some toilet tissue or cotton and plug ur nasil passages. Wait around 10 to 20 min, by then your sinuses should be opened up, gently blow your nose and after replug your nasil passages again , wait an hr then repeat the shower and redo all above, my nasal passages where so inflamed I had blood coming out, after one day of this the sinus passages were now clear. This was the only thing that helped me. It sounds weird but it worked!!!!! I think the reason was that the hot steam got into the passages and by plugging the nasal area up it let the warm vapor open the swollen passages up, letting the mucus to lossen up. Be warned when you get ready to expell your sinuses youll be suprised at what is released, nasty!!!! Good luck"
Hot Showers, Hot Tea, Chicken Soup
[YEA] 08/27/2008: Tatianna from Fort St John, Canada: "My sinus infection ruined my whole vacation!I kept annoying everybody in my class from me snorting.And i was stuck with it for 3 months.It was so bad that i kept having panic attacks and had realy hard troubles breathing so I couldnt lay down. But then having hot showers, drinking tea and eating chicken noodle soup makes a huge change!
06/17/2011: Grayson from Colorado Springs, Colorado : "Is it possible that a very dry climate can lead/add to sinusitus? When I travel to humidity I feel 100% better."Replies
[YEA] 06/19/2011: Linda from Alpharetta, Ga replies: "Could be. Try out to put some oil in your nose with a Q-tip, for example Jojoba oil, esp. before you go to bed at night and when you leave the house. You might also try additionally Euphorbium Nasal spray = a homoeopathic nasal spray. Install a humidifier. Make sure that you are not allergic to something, like a pet or pollen."
06/19/2011: Susan from Charlotte, Nc replies: "Yes, I would agree that climate (and also smog) can affect sinus issues. I had nonstop sinus issues and allergies starting about a year after I moved to Southern California. After years of suffering from this, we moved to the humid South and I haven't had a sinus infection or serious allergy attack since then. Half of my friends who live in dry and polluted environments have terrible sinus issues."
[YEA] 02/09/2007: Robert from Alpine, TX: "First of all, moisture in the air is very important. Many people get sinus infections during the winter months being cooped up in the house. I prefer the Vick's Vaporizer in my bedroom and I try to keep it boiling @ night. Servicing your heater filters regularly is important too, filters should be changed @ month. At the first sign of a sinus infection I snort a sea salt, baking soda, distilled water solution up my nose 2x's a day, That really helps. 1cup distilled water 1tsp. sea salt, 1/4 tsp soda, slightly heat in microwave, put in a baby bulb and snort it up your nose. I know it sounds gross and it is but it WORKS!"
Hydrogen Peroxide Treatment for Sinus Infections
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- 3% Hydrogen Peroxide - 1 part (e.g., 1 Tablespoon)
- Filtered Water - 5 parts (e.g., 4 Tablespoons)
Mix four parts water with one part hydrogen peroxide, then irrigate the nose with a nasal spray bottle or neti pot.
[YEA] 10/21/2012: Lady_samantha from Mn, Usa: "It burns like hell. But mins after doing it. I felt a lot better! I mean a lot!"
[YEA] 09/23/2012: Diane from Foley, Al: "Working with arts and crafts and living on a farm with feed and hay, you tend to get a little infection. Got this idea from Earthclinic about 6 yrs ago. I use hydrogen peroxide (4 drops) 1/4 cup water. I mix and put in a dropper. I lay down and arch my head back put about 4 drops in and let the mixture sit there for about 2 minutes. It burns a little. Then I blow it out. Within 5 minutes the pressure is gone. Within 15 min. It's all gone. It does not return until I throw hay again. It's always work for me, and no problems."
06/28/2012: Oxygenman from Jackson, Mich: "I have another remedy that you might be interested in. Take 1oz of 35% foodgrade hydrogen peroxide and 11ozs of distilled water and mix and put in a sprayer and than spray 4or5 times each nostril and hold as long as you can and then blow. I did this at night once a day and on the third night I had to wake up my wife and show her what came out, it wasnt the regular sinus drainage that I was used to it was like a clot of some kind and it was more than the yellow and green shit, it was nasty."Replies
07/18/2012: Kris from Wis. Rapids, Wi replies: "My head hurts so bad but that was hillarious! Thanks for the giggle!"
02/09/2013: Lea from Montrose, Colorado replies: "To oxygenman: I think what you were describing about the clump of grossness that came out was what is called a "fungal ball". I read about this when I researched fungal sinusitis. Yuk!"
12/02/2011: Ilovejoybells from Cocoa Beach, Florida : "I am just starting to use the food grade Peroxide being very careful I stay to the 4 drops per 8 oz. glass. I have only taken it twice now. I have a history of Sinus infections and my friends swear this will help me so much with my over all breathing? So far it's helped me big time. Should only an 8oz per day be enough to see me continue to feel better? Any input I would appreciate."Replies
12/03/2011: Mmsg from Somewhere, E replies: "If that amount is doing you good, why change?! Sometimes we rush, but run into trouble. As they say: "Slow and steady wins the race"!!"
05/14/2012: Rachel from Louisville, Kentucky replies: "Most of my sinus infections start in my ears and I've noticed that if you put hydrogen peroxide in your ear it will get the infection out. I've never tried putting it in my nose and probably never will, its easier to put it in your ear and it does work."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/11/2010: Grandestgrandma from Brooklyn, Ny: "I have tried the remedy of hydrogen peroxide to clear an ongoing chronic sinus condition I used a syringe with .1m and I did this three times a day for 3 days I have developed terrible headaches I contacted one place and they said to stop it so I did now I just get these attacks like when you go out in the cold and it pulls up to the brain any help available will be greatly appreciated. thanks"Replies
11/30/2011: Sally from Se, Kansas replies: "I don't normally suffer from sinus problems but was looking for relief from a sinus infection that stemmed from a cold. All I could dream about was an antibiotic from the doctor but didn't want to spend the money on our racket of a healthcare system. So I looked into homeopathic remedies and ended up here on this sight. Deciding against apple cider vinegar - although I do believe that it is some powerful stuff - the hydrogen peroxide was something I'd never heard of but sounded like a good idea. I shook some salt from the salt shaker into a small bowl, added about a 1/2 cup of warm water, then put in the hydrogen peroxide - just a glug - far less peroxide than water in my mixture. I dug out one of those blue baby booger suckers I used when my kids were smaller. Tipped my head back and squirted it in one side of my nose - it burned bad! This is not even the 50/50 mixture - but green & yellow snot with the fluid immediately came dripping out my nose and landed in the sink. It was really cool. I repeated this several times on each side until the snot stopped coming out. I can even breathe out of one nostril now. Wow! Thanks for this cool site! This was way better than antibiotics - even a little fun. :)"
01/05/2012: Pontiacmoon from Manitou Springs, Co replies: "This is hilarious... I'm going to try it with a turkey baster.. Lol. Thank You :)"
[WARNING!] 02/08/2012: Gardner123 from Cincinnati, Ohio replies: "The person who says they use a 50/50 solution of peroxide to saline has to be joking! The first time time I tried the wash I used 2 tablespoons of peroxide to 1 packet of saline and 8 oz. Lukewarm water for my netti pot squeeze bottle (much easier than the netti pot). The first blast drove me to my knees it burned so bad. My nose foamed and I swear it felt like the foam came out my eyes and ears too. I know it didn't, but it sure felt like it did. As soon as I could breathe again and stand, I rinsed with plain, cool water. For an hour after that attempt, I could feel the uncomfortable bubbling sensation in the roots of my jaw teeth.
There is some validity to the treatment however. I now use 1 teaspoon with the saline solution. I was on antibiotics for a year, had my 2nd sinus surgery last year, and continued with aantibiotics for an ongoing sinus infection for another 7 months. I gave up on the antibiotics for the peroxide wash and have not had a sinus infection for 4 months now."
[YEA] 04/19/2012: Chucktruck from Montgomery City, Missouri, Usa replies: "Wimps, all of you. I snort the straight 3% right up my nose and into my sinuses. Yes it burns, therefore I do not recomend it unless you have a rather high tolerance for pain. Just try to limit the quantity so you do not swallow it when it comes down the back side. Enjoy!! Chucktruck"
[YEA] 08/09/2012: Bradford from San Francisco, Ca replies: "Holy C**P , this really works. I did antibiotics two weeks ago and nothing moved. I had presure and pain, unable to taste anything and dizzy everyday. I was going crazy waiting for another Dr. Office visit and saw this water salt and little bit of Hydrogen peroxide mix, tried it and suddenly I had drainage for the first time. Never so much so fast. It kills but it works."
10/25/2012: Shamil from Ocean City, Nj/usa replies: "Every year in the past fall season, I would get a cold/sinus infection that took me to my MD, who then put me on a course of antibiotics. About four years ago I began the sinus rinse (sea salt warm water) at the first sign of infection. This helped greatly. About two yrs. ago I started adding h2o2, and have not needed an MD or antibiotic since. When started early enough, only a small amt. of h2o2 added to the rinse solution works for me."
10/25/2012: Paul123 from Burns Harbor, Indiana replies: "About how many drops ?"
[YEA] 09/28/2009: Alex from Hawthorne, California: "I read an article on a person in mexico city. he suffered from sinuses for seven years, and me i was sick for five. i could not believe it at first. but i am fine from alergies and living great for now. here is my cure, like i said it is up to you to do it.
use a sinus rinse which you can find in cs, rite aid or other pharmacies. put some hydrogen peroxide amount. mixed with warm water and flush your nose. the next day u will start hacking and spitting kind of brown mucus from your mouth. it will take about one week to start feeling great and getting the sense of smell back. to tell you the truth it does work. if any questions email me ok"
09/28/2009: Jamie from Lake Worth, Fl replies: "Please give more details. I have had long time sinus issues and am interested in this cure. How much peroxide? How much water? How often do you rinse?"
06/13/2010: Angel from Indianapolis, Indiana replies: "how much water and how much peroxide do u use i have had a sinus infection for almost a yr now and have no health insurence to go to the dr so plz let me know"
03/12/2011: Amanda from Seattle, Wa replies: "How much water to how much peroxide? and how often a day?"
05/08/2011: Marlene from Nampa, Idaho, United States replies: "Mix 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and water. Put it in a nasal spray bottle and spray one squirt in each nostril twice a day. It clears out the infection almost right away."
[YEA] 04/18/2009: Minerva from Baton Rouge, LA: "Like many people who have written on this site, I suffered with sinus infections until the bouts with them became more frequent and intolerable. I would break down every year and get a steroid shot after becoming desperate. After finding this site, however, I decided to try the neti pot and added a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to the already pre-mixed solution packet in lukewarm water. I was not looking for a miracle, but must say that I feel like a new person after only a day and a half. I have used the solution three times and can tell that my glands are not as swollen and that my sinus passages are starting to open. I no longer have the eye or face pressure that is so painful with an infection. Truthfully, the mixture is not pleasant, but it works. After the first time you use it, you will get your same symptoms returning, but it is after the second/third use that you realize that you are being cured of your actual infection. Thanks to this web site I hope to never need antibiotics again. Thank you."
[YEA] 03/04/2009: Charles from Los Angeles, CA: "Hydrogen Peroxide + Neti Pot = No more Sinus Infection. I am a big believer in natural remedies (probiotics rock!) but my wife is a HUGE skeptic. She has been suffering from severe headaches with pressure in her forehead, eyes and cheeks for about a month. She has always had problems with her sinuses and has tried a neti pot with a saline solution, but with no luck. Before my wife went off to the doctor for another round of antibiotics (boo!) I found your website. What an incredible source of information. I followed some of the postings here and mixed up a 50/50 mix of lukewarm water and hydrogen peroxide in her neti pot. Almost instantly she said the pressure in her head subsided and her nose started pouring. As other people have commented the mucus was thinner and whiter than before and it did sting when she first started. But says it is definitely worth it."Replies
03/04/2009: Gean from Salina, KS replies: "Did you put salt in the Neti pot along with the water and hydrogen peroxide? If so, how much?"
03/06/2009: Charles from Los Angeles, CA replies: "No, we didn't use salt with the hydrogen peroxide, but my wife did use a saline solution after the peroxide mix. She's been using it for 3 days now and for the first time ever she gets a steady stream out of both nostrils using her neti pot.
I have another question for people - can you use too much hydrogen peroxide? At what point should you just use salt and water?"
[YEA] 03/07/2009: Jusin from Topeka, Kansas replies: "I'd like to thank Charles and Earth Clinic. a solution of Hydrogen Peroxide and water in a netti pot (or what I used, a decorative tea pot) and pouring it down through my nose cleared up the horrible pain I had. My pain on a scale of 1 (non-exisitant) to 10, 10 being the worst (pulling teeth because it would be easier to deal with), it would have been an 8. Not because of the bad sinus infection it's self but because of my bad (bad!!) tooth the infection was bothering."
[NAY] 03/07/2009: Scianna from Sacramento, Ca replies: "I tried the hydrogen peroxide, 1/2 cup warm water and 1 capful of the peroxide and I got the worst nose bleeds possible. I do not recommend this. Good thing I didn't do the 50/50!"
04/21/2009: Honesty from Durham, NC replies: "If your sinuses burn you are using too much peroxide! you should only use about a half a teaspoon per 10 oz of water. you should definitely NOT be putting a 50/50 mixture into your nose. It can and WILL make sinus symptoms worse if you use too much peroxide. Also, I would recommend using about a tsp of salt in the mixture as well."
04/01/2010: Vic from Los Angeles, Ca replies: "You should always use salt with the warm water and a little peroxide. The reason you should use salt and warm water its because it mimics what we already are made of. salt water mainly, actually the exact same amount that exists in our oceans. By using the salt or saline solution along with warm water it will not give you the drowning affect or pain in your nostrils. it will flow smoothly. Our bodys use peroxide as an antibotic. i also use peroxide when i have tooth aches or mouth rinse, anyway hope this helped."
[NAY] 01/16/2009: Lori from Kapaa, Hawaii: "I have had sinus congestion for the past several days real bad. I decided to try the 50/50 Peroxide/Water mix and squirt in each nostril. It burned like people said on your site and my nose started running like crazy, but it did NOT clear up my sinuses. Actually it increased the pressure in my sinuses so much that I did not sleep well at all, had a sinus headache, and my cheek bones hurt. I would not try that again."Replies
10/30/2009: Joe from Wichita, Ks replies: "If using H2o2 burned your nose... you used too much. You should have only used about a tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide to 8 ounces of water."